The CECI Burial Assistance Program may provide a one-time amount not to exceed $500 to be used towards funeral home, transportation, or other related funeral expenses, of a deceased Calista Corporation original voting shareholder or direct descendant of an original shareholder.
Applicant must be an immediate family member (mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter) or a spouse of the deceased Calista Corporation original voting shareholder or direct descendant of an original shareholder to be considered eligible to apply for Burial Assistance. If the deceased has no surviving immediate family members or spouse, a letter of confirmation must be provided, and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Applicant must complete and submit the following within 60 days after the date of death:
All applications must be complete in order to be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed and rejected after the 60 day time period. The Burial Assistance Program is based on availability of funds.
If the Burial Assistance application is approved by CECI in its sole and absolute discretion, CECI will disperse funds as follows:
To provide assistance to immediate family members (mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter) or a spouse making arrangements for the final resting place of a deceased Calista Corporation original voting shareholder or direct descendant of an original shareholder.
The Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CECI) Burial Assistance is funded by donations and fundraising through CECI and is subject to the availability of funding.
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“We call ourselves Yupiit, “Real People.” In our language yuk means “person” or “human being.” Then we add pik, meaning “real” or “genuine.” We are the real people.”
-Paul John, Calista Elder